“We put our heart and soul into our careers, and (Walsh’s) comments are incredibly far-fetched as to what actually happens,” Bindas told CNN.
Bindas currently works as a pediatric nurse and previously was an oncology nurse for two years. She said her daily responsibilities include placing medical product orders, studying patients’ care plans, administering medication, providing emotional care and ensuring patients are comfortable.
“We join this career because we want to help patients and help people,” Bindas said. “We deserve a safe work environment that is healthy for us.”
Walsh did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The Senate passed the bill on Tuesday with both amendments included. Walsh voted against the bill.
Bindas said she felt “incredibly happy” about the response to the petition because nurses have spoken up about issues they care about, such as safe staffing, workplace violence and mandatory breaks. She added that she is considering planning a rally for nurses nationwide to attend.
Source : CNN